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Base Area Operations Lead

Date:  Mar 8, 2023

Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 




Job Specifications: 

  • Expected Pay Rate: $20 - $25
  • Shift Availiblity: Full Time
  • Skill Level : Intermediate


Job Responsibilities

  • Winter - support the Team Lead in rink operations (daily preparation and operation of the rink to the public and events)
  • Winter - support the Team Lead in Plaza Operations (daily appearence, waste stream, snow removal, and surface preparation)
  • Additional chores as required. 



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.
  • Able to spend the majority of the day working outside in all weather conditions
  • Some heavy lifting required.
  • Able to work throughout the winter/summer season during daytime hours that includes weekends.
  • Prior experience supervising others with a goal of consistent results. 


The expected pay range is $20 - $25. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 492557

Nearest Major Market: California